Trout-DNA Research Project Newsletter 04/30/06

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The TROUT-DNA Research Project Newsletter is published on an as-needed basis to provide project members with updates regarding our DNA project and other TROUT-related items of general interest. Distribution has recently been expanded to also include those TROUT researchers who are currently considering DNA testing or have shown strong interest in otherwise supporting our project.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBER MAX B. TROUT OF NEAR GREENVILLE, SC

We are delighted to welcome our newest member, Max Burton Trout of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, who is researching his line to George TROUT 1755-1843 who bought a plantation near the NC/SC colonial boundary before the Revolutionary War. During the war, George served as a private in the South Carolina Militia. There is some possibility his lands were perhaps located near the famous Kings Mountain battle site. Many researchers believe George was actually the son the Hans Georg TRAUT and wife Mary CLEMONS, he being the son of Line #1 Hans Wendel Georg TRAUT of Lancaster County, PA. Max will be testing at the 12-marker level to determine if he matches any of our established reference lines, such as Line #1 Hans Wendel Georg TRAUT, and also to establish a DNA reference line for his Revolutionary War ancestor. George TROUT 1755-1843 will soon be entered as Line #35 in our project. We also wish to thank researcher Nancy Trout Frame who brought our DNA research project to Max's attention. Many of us have long been fascinated by the various TROUT lines in colonial North and South Carolina and we hope that with Max's participation and Nancy Trout Frame's contributing research, we can help researchers better understand these TROUT lines. Welcome Max, we are truly delighted to have you with us!


BERKS COUNTY TROUTS NOW PROVEN AS RELATED TO TRAUT BRETHREN

In a busy month of exciting DNA matches and research breakthroughs, Michael James Trout's results came back as an exact 12/12 match with members Heidi Trout Reents, Noel Trout, and David Trout, meaning that his Line #8 Balthazar TROUT Sr. of Colebrookdale Twp, Berks, PA descends from or is directly related to Line #2 The TRAUT Brethren of Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Often known by researchers as the "TRAUT Brethren," brothers Johann Heinrich TRAUT, Johann Balthazar TRAUTand Jeremias TRAUT, were all originally from Düdelsheim, Himbach, and Frankenthal, Germany. Shortly thereafter Michael's results posted, member Bob Trout's results also came back as a perfect 12/12 match for all of the above, meaning that his Line #24 Jacob TROUT Sr. of Earl Twp, Berks, PA is directly related to (brother?) Line #8 Balthazar TROUT Sr. of Colebrookdale Twp, Berks, PA, and is also directly related to Line #2 The TRAUT Brethren of Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Researchers have long suspected there might be a connection, and now through genetic genealogy, we have collectively proven a connection. My working theory (conjecture) is that Jacob and Balthazar were sons of Hans Georg TRAUT of Germantown, 1695-1745 who's will only names 3 of his 8 children. We are now pursuing his probate file to see if the children were named during the final distribution of his estate in 1745. There are also strong indications that this Hans Georg TRAUT was the son of TRAUT Brethren brother Johann Heinrich TRAUT. Contact me direct if this is of interest in your own research.


CORRECTED RESEARCH FOR LINE #33 JOHN TROUT OF NORTHUMBERLAND, PA

We had previously believed that Horatio Gates TROUT of Fairfield County, OH was the son of Line #33 John TROUT 1769-1862 of Turbot Twp, Northumberland, PA, son of Line #8 Balthazar TROUT Sr. of Colebrookdale Twp, Berks, PA. Newly located deeds, census information, and similar materials now make it possible to correct this previous information. Horatio Gates TROUT was actually the son of John TROUT 1802-1841, husband of Hester PURSEL and son of Line #33 Abraham TROUT Sr. of Milton, Northumberland, PA, brother of previously mentioned Line #33 John TROUT 1769-1862 of Turbot Twp, Northumberland, PA, both being sons of Line #8 Balthazar TROUT Sr. of Colebrookdale Twp, Berks, PA. Our research website has been corrected as has my database posted on RootsWeb World Connect. This is member Michael James Trout's line.


TROUT-DNA RESEARCH PROJECT EARNS “ISOGG PEER REVIEWED” LOGO

The TROUT-DNA Research Project is a proud member and supporter of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). As previously reported, in an effort to ensure that we are providing our project members with quality DNA research services and genealogy resources, we requested a ISOGG Peer Review of our research project and received our results on 03/14/06. We faired very well, and after incorporating several very minor changes, we have now been authorized to display the “IOSGG Peer Reviewed” logo on our website. While this final approval was fully anticipated in our last newsletter, it is still a pleasure now formally announce the logo has now been added to the bottom of our web site. Thank you again to our project members and associates who have made useful suggestions that have made this very successful peer review possible.

TROUT-DNA RESEARCH PROJECT STATS:

Members: 18 (USA 13; Canada 1; United Kingdom 1; Germany 2; and Japan 1) Prospects: 3 in various stages of preliminary correspondence TROUT Lines Listed on Web Site: 35 Visits to Web Site: 2,995 (since October 1, 2005) My Appreciation to Members: Beyond Measure! This is a family research dream come true!

REMINDER ON RESEARCH STATEMENTS

If you have not provided a short research statement yet, or you now want to edit or update your current statement, please let me know and I will be pleased to post it on our site! (Members only)

Thanks again to everyone for your continuing support and participation!

All good wishes, Craig


Craig H. Trout, volunteer Group Administrator TROUT-DNA Research Project

Click here: TROUT-DNA Research Project Website

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